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Stick of the morning, beautiful stick

He is coming along. After a month he is reliable indoors, good on his leash, able to listen pretty well mostly.

He knows the routine of food, walks, sleep. He is lost some baby teeth, he is really into chewing. His poor gums itch.

No more worms. His insides have settled down too. But he has a puppy check-up tomorrow. They will worm him again anyhow.

He is good with the cats, but they spurn him and sometimes take his food.

The only thing we have not done is leave him alone in the house. No need there is always somebody here. And he is clingy. He cries if I go into the bathroom.

Anyway. Here is a picture. We have had him a month this weekend.t


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Jan. 29th, 2016 03:30 pm (UTC)
We've been talking a bit about getting another animal, now that the bird is no longer here. A dog and or a cat would be nice, as would another bird. I don't think we want to rush, but let it happen if it happens. I personally wouldn't mind having a bird again. I was surprised at just how much character He-Lo had.

Sounds like you and Sabir are becoming a great match for each other.
Jan. 29th, 2016 05:14 pm (UTC)
I find that I do still miss Hazel, but it hurts a little less. I am sure any animal you get will flourish in your home.

I have always wanted a bird, but with cats, cannot.
Jan. 30th, 2016 08:54 am (UTC)
Yeah, I still miss our dogs, our first "kids," our "canine kids," we had right after we married. Especially miss Tiffany, as I was with her when we had her put down. (Someday I'll get some pics scanned in so I can post them.)
Probably not a good idea to have birds along with cats, but I have seen some "cute animal pics" of birds and cats apparently getting along.
Jan. 29th, 2016 03:38 pm (UTC)
You've accomplished a lot in one month!! He looks cute! I had no problem raising 7 kids, but a dog would have me baffled. We never had pets as kids because of my brother's extreme allergies/asthma. We did have a Yorkie some years ago. I had all kinds of promises from Hubby and kids that I wouldn't have to 'do' anything, they would take care of it all, but what am I supposed to do when he poops on the floor and everybody is at work or school?? It didn't end up well, either.
Jan. 29th, 2016 05:08 pm (UTC)
In a way not too different than having a toddler. Whole lot of activity to do with digestion, everything goes in the mouth! He is a learning machine with almost no patience. He collapses in a heap at the end of the day. Sometimes the collapse comes before the end of the day, and we have to carry him.

He is exploring his world, the same as a two or 3 year old human. He needs just as much kindness and patience as that.
Jan. 30th, 2016 01:11 pm (UTC)
Oh ... he's such a handsome boy!
Jan. 30th, 2016 08:24 pm (UTC)
I was just going to say exactly the same thing as katriona_s! Sabir is such a handsome boy :) The markings on his face are beautiful. He is going to grow up to be one of those dogs you stop to look at on the street.
Jan. 31st, 2016 10:02 am (UTC)
And that looks like a fine stick.
Jan. 31st, 2016 10:26 pm (UTC)
Gorgeous boy! Mine is still peeing whenever she is too busy to go out.
Feb. 2nd, 2016 01:28 am (UTC)
Sabir has had a few mistakes. I would say he is like a 3 year old child. He has almost no lead time. He whines and you had better have your shoes on! But I consider the work of training him basically done.

Of course they do put it off if they are engrossed in play. I had forgotten how much like little kids they really are.
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